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Meaning of 汤

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(Trad.: 湯)
Pinyin: tāng
English Definition: soup; hot or boiling water; decoction of medicinal herbs; water in which sth has been boiled
Chinese Definition:
①热水:汤雪。赴汤蹈火。扬汤止沸。
②煮东西的汁液:米汤。参汤。
③烹调后汁特别多的食物:鸡汤。菜汤。清汤。
④专指温泉(现多用于地名):汤泉(温泉)。汤山(在中国北京市)。
⑤中药的剂型:汤剂。汤药。
⑥姓氏。

Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
赴汤蹈火 tāng dǎo huǒ to go through water and tread on fire (idiom); not afraid of any difficulty
汤圆 tāng yuán boiled balls of glutinous rice flour, eaten during the Lantern Festival
泡汤 pào tāng to dawdle; to go slow deliberately; to fizzle out; to have all one's hopes dashed; (Tw) to have a soak in a hot spring
汤药 tāng yào tisane; decoction (Chinese medicine)
汤匙 tāng chí soup spoon; tablespoon; Classifiers:
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